Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape
The transformation of state broadcasters into public broadcasters as envisaged by the African Charter on Broadcasting has failed...
Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?
All too often, declarations remain simply pieces of paper filed away and forgotten. But the impact of the Windhoek Declaration is still being felt today...
'We had big dreams': a look back at the birth of the Windhoek Declaration...
The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...
Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...
The largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, Mediatech Africa, is taking place this week from...
14 Jul 2015
President of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) Néji B'ghouri said Prime Minister Habib Essid pledged to uphold freedom of press and equip media with the means needed to accomplish their mission independently.
15 Jun 2015
The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous attack...
18 May 2015
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...
17 Apr 2015
The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...
11 Mar 2015
A Cairo court postponed on Sunday the retrial which features two Al Jazeera journalists, Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed, to a session later this month.
9 Mar 2015
PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....
2 Mar 2015
TUNIS - A Tunisian court said Tuesday it would rule next week on a blogger's appeal against a one-year jail sentence for defaming the military...
27 Feb 2015
WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...
17 Feb 2015
An Egyptian court has ordered the release of detained Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail...
13 Feb 2015
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...
31 Dec 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...
29 Dec 2014
LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...
5 Nov 2014
An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...
23 Jul 2014
Al Jazeera is urging people to send their own personal messages to the detainees, Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on social media using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.
8 Apr 2014
Prominent presenters from multiple news organisations have highlighted the importance of journalism by uniting to create a 40-second film which ends with a collage of photos of journalists muted as part of the FreeAJStaff campaign.
27 Mar 2014
The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.
C Squared 26 Mar 2014
Pottermore's CEO, Susan Jurevics, speaker at this year's Festival of Media Global, talks to M&M Global about the website that has carried on the popularity of the world-renowned children's book series and gives her thoughts on this year's festival.
C Squared 24 Mar 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014 saw a Global Day of Action take place in over 30 countries in support of Al Jazeera's detained journalists in Egypt.
27 Feb 2014
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."
31 Jan 2014
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013
Two journalists working for an independent newspaper are to stand trial for "defaming" judges in an article published in 2012, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Monday.
12 Nov 2013
South African arts practitioner Mbongeni Ngema has announced that his company, Committed Artists Records and Films, will unveil a new Zulu TV channel on 30 September 2013 at KZN Music House in Durban.
25 Sep 2013
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013